Solomon Islands and ADB | Asian Development Bank

Solomon Islands and ADB

ADB works closely with the Government of Solomon Islands on development strategy, transport infrastructure, private sector development, promotion of renewable energy sources, and public finance management reforms and macroeconomics.

Overview

ADB has been supporting Solomon Islands since 1973 and has committed $174.4 million in loans, $219.0 million in grants, and $32.3 million in technical assistance. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Solomon Islands amount to $169.1 million.


ADB Membership

Joined 1973

Shareholding and Voting Power

Number of shares held:
708 (0.007% of total shares)

Votes:
39,822 (0.299% of total membership, 0.460% of total regional membership)

Overall capital subscription:
$9.79 million

Paid-in capital subscription:
$0.48 million

In the Spotlight

ADB's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

17 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB's Investment for Building Urban Resilience in Pacific to Hit $900 Million

ADB and cofinancing partners’ investment to make Pacific towns and cities more livable through improved essential services is poised to reach $900 million by the end of 2022, according to a new report.

ADB President, Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury Discuss Support for COVID-19 Response

10 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB President, Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury Discuss Support for COVID-19 Response

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury and ADB Governor Harry Kuma today discussed how ADB can continue to support the country as it addresses the health risks and economic fallout from...

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

06 Jul 2020 | Blog Entry

COVID-19 has created digital opportunities in the Pacific

The pandemic is changing consumer behavior and expectations in the Pacific, particularly when it comes to using digital tools for financial transactions.

ADB Approves $20M for Solomon Islands to Fight COVID-19

26 Jun 2020 | Video

ADB Approves $20M for Solomon Islands to Fight COVID-19

ADB’s assistance to Solomon Islands will go toward safeguards to prevent COVID-19 from entering the country, as well as mitigating the economic impacts of the pandemic.

Data: Solomon Islands

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.


Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

Download data: Success Rates Database

Contact

Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +61 2 8270 9444
  Fax +61 2 8270 9445
  E-mail

Solomon Islands Pacific Country Office

Dalcy L. TOZAKA (Ms)
Senior Country Coordination Officer
Level 1, Heritage Park Commercial Building, Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  Tel +61 2 677 23333
  E-mail

About Us

The Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) is ADB's representative office in Sydney, Australia, and also acts as a focal point for New Zealand. It allows ADB to be more responsive to the development needs of the Pacific and further strengthens its relations with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the region.

It is involved in programming, processing, and administration of assistance in Nauru, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.

PLCO’s responsibilities include:

  • promoting private sector development across all 15 of ADB's Pacific developing member countries
  • hosting joint activities and holding consultations with academic and research institutions, and civil society
  • coordinating and hosting high-level visits from ADB Headquarters to Australia, New Zealand, and countries of responsibility
  • facilitating country reporting and updating, aid coordination, external relations and information dissemination

Staff

Lotte SCHOU-ZIBELL (Ms)Regional Director  Email
Sally SHUTE-TREMBATH (Ms)External Communications Specialist  Email
Matthew HODGE (Mr)Deputy Regional Director and Senior Country Specialist  Email

Holidays 2020

The ADB Extended Mission Solomon Islands is closed on these dates:

New Year's Day January 1 (Wednesday)
Good Friday April 10 (Friday)
Easter Monday April 13 (Monday)
Whit Monday June 1 (Monday)
Queen's Birthday June 12 (Friday)
Independence Day July 7 (Tuesday)
Labour Day October 5 (Monday)
Christmas Day December 25 (Friday)
National Day of Thanksgiving December 28 (Monday)
New Year's Eve December 31 (Thursday)

Last updated: 10 December 2019